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Forum: Maintenance

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Dana outdrive information

    These questions come up every once in awhile: What brand do I have: Rounded upper with fin with hole DANA Rounded upper with a chunk no...

    Started by OLD HOUSEBOATER, 07-22-2012 09:07 PM
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    06-13-2016 11:23 AM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cable oiler

    Once in a while a request comes up for information on how to lubricate control cables. You need a foot and a half of 3/8 ID reinforced plastic...

    Started by OLD HOUSEBOATER, 07-22-2012 09:15 PM
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    03-18-2015 04:05 AM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Older boats using dana outdrives

    A large number of mid 60s to the mid 70's houseboats were equipped with DANA and CHRYSLER DRIVE 90 outdrives. Most installations utilized 225 HP 318...

    Started by OLD HOUSEBOATER, 07-22-2012 09:11 PM
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  1. Tragic accident spurs stricter electric codes for marinas

    Tennessee has tightened up on the electrical codes for marinas. 2k per slip and that only got power back to the slips. I now need to rewire my boat....

    Started by desimulacra, 05-23-2016 07:44 AM
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    06-15-2016 03:04 PM Go to last post
  2. Using lake water to clean boats?

    The marina I am at is wanting to pump water from the lake to rinse the boats. Does anyone have an idea how to clean the water enough that it would...

    Started by desimulacra, 05-25-2016 05:41 AM
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    06-13-2016 01:49 PM Go to last post
  3. Steel Hull Maintenance.

    I have a new boat neighbor that bought a 1960-ish steel hull houseboat. He is totally unfamiliar with houseboats or anything other than bass...

    Started by Tony B, 02-03-2016 10:40 AM
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    05-12-2016 06:47 AM Go to last post
  4. Roof Cracking

    I have 2014 Stardust. I am seeing cracking in the gel coat of the upper deck in non stress areas. Is this common or just an issue with Stardust...

    Started by Freedom, 06-12-2015 08:40 AM
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    02-20-2016 03:16 AM Go to last post
  5. Waste holding tank

    1991Gibson, the fresh water tank leaks, how long can I expect the waste water tank to last?

    Started by Dave911rsr, 01-10-2016 07:35 PM
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    01-15-2016 01:25 AM Go to last post
  6. Programmable Generator Starting

    I know the majority of RV's have an ECM (Electronic Control Module) where you can preset a certain voltage, say 11.5v, and when the batteries drop to...

    Started by RonandBee, 10-25-2015 10:31 PM
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    01-08-2016 10:23 AM Go to last post
  7. kitty hair, steel, coal tar epoxy...

    Some of you may remember my post about our SkipperLiner, victim of stray current corrosion. Here's the deal as of now. A lot of the steel is...

    Started by Frantically Relaxing, 09-23-2015 10:23 PM
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    09-24-2015 08:39 PM Go to last post
  8. Bimini top or Hardtop?

    My wife and I looked at three boats this weekend. Each boat had something we liked and some things that we would change. The one boat we really...

    Started by RonandBee, 09-21-2015 07:33 AM
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    09-24-2015 05:32 AM Go to last post
  9. Experience with LED light bulbs?

    We want to switch to LED lights on our 12V cabin systems everywhere possible. I just ordered a few with the Edison screw type base equivalent to...

    Started by Zilpo55, 01-12-2013 10:03 AM
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    09-11-2015 03:50 PM Go to last post
  10. epoxy coating versus gel coating

    10 year old HB roof gel coat is showing signs of thinning spider cracks, no soft spots im aware of. Have not used a moisture meter on any of the...

    Started by dalehollow, 07-08-2014 07:04 PM
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    09-11-2015 03:49 PM Go to last post
  11. Replace window slide felt

    30 year old felt lined rubber slides are just rotten and seriously impede window operation. Surely someone has replaced them and talked about it, but...

    Started by longjohn, 06-10-2014 08:00 AM
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    09-11-2015 03:42 PM Go to last post
  12. owners manual for gibson houseboat

    help. I bought a 1978 Gibson houseboat and need to find an owners manual. Will pay for a copy.

    Started by Bruce McCabe, 02-17-2014 11:02 AM
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    09-11-2015 03:40 PM Go to last post
  13. Anybody have a Gibson manual?

    I have a 1991 37 Widebody and would like a manual of a boat close to that.

    Started by Dave911rsr, 08-02-2015 06:03 PM
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    09-11-2015 03:39 PM Go to last post
  14. Transducer wiring question

    I have 2 Hummingbird depth sounders on my boat along with 2 transducers mounted near the bottoms of the lower units. Port side transducer goes to...

    Started by GoVols, 09-10-2015 12:28 PM
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    09-11-2015 01:44 PM Go to last post
  15. I/O Boot Safety

    This may seem like a silly question, but here goes. We are remodeling (FULL remodel!) a 55' 1972 LazyDays with twin Mercuiser I/O. There have been...

    Started by JackRH, 08-08-2015 08:18 AM
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    09-08-2015 08:59 PM Go to last post
  16. Bumper Around Houseboat

    Hello. I am new to the houseboat ownership ranks but not new to boating. I recently purchased a 34' Catamaran Cruiser houseboat. It is a fixer...

    Started by thompsdw, 03-19-2014 06:28 AM
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    09-03-2015 05:46 PM Go to last post
  17. New Dash Board

    Since I am getting new gauges, I was thinking of getting a new dash board so I could rearrange the gauges. I looked at some stuff on the internet...

    Started by Tony B, 12-16-2014 03:49 AM
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    08-24-2015 03:24 AM Go to last post
  18. Mermaid AC needs priming

    The previous owner of my new to me 79 Bluewater tells me that the Mermaid AC loses prime. How do I prime that unit? When I turn the unit on, it...

    Started by mkmohn, 08-02-2015 08:47 AM
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    08-02-2015 05:14 PM Go to last post
  19. trim cylinders on Alpha 1

    I have a 1970 50' stardust cruiser powered by 2 mercruiser 160 inline engines with aplha 1 outdrives. The out drives have trim cylinders but also...

    Started by Homer, 07-27-2015 06:00 AM
    alpha 1, trim cylinders
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    07-27-2015 08:40 AM Go to last post
  20. Gibson freshwater tank leaks

    Tank is under the floor in the aft cabin and no way to get at it that I can see. Any way to service it? Water runs out of it somewhere into the...

    Started by Dave911rsr, 07-26-2015 02:45 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-26-2015 06:23 PM Go to last post

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